LA&PS Emerging Scholars Network


As new LA&PS faculty members we often find it difficult to navigate institutional peculiarities, find time to meet and engage with our colleagues, discover resources and information to help us in our jobs, and share our research with one another. The LA&PS Emerging Scholars Network (LESN) brings together these professional and social aspects of our jobs at York University

Our aims are to encourage greater social, intellectual, and scholarly interaction by encouraging new faculty members to come to campus more often, to support research development and dissemination, and to introduce new faculty to the quirks of York as a place of work. To do all this, we plan to organize a series of events on a diverse range of topics, including: a regular research seminar series, workshops on University resources and support, sessions on collegial governance, etc.

See this YFile story for some more details on the rationale behind the network.

Please check back here regularly to learn of up coming events! And we welcome suggestions for events you would like to have happen or would be willing to help organized. Please email suggestions to Kean Birch ( and Boyd Cothran (

Calendar of Events

11th November 2015 Meet and Greet, 12.30-2.00pm in South Ross 757.

3rd December 2015 on Collegial Governance and the New UAP, 12.30-2.00pm in South Ross 701.

13th January 2016 on SSHRC Insight Development Grant applications, 12.30-2.00pm in Vari Hall 2183.

28thJanuary 2016 Social Event, 5-8pm in Absinthe Pub, Winters College: RSVP here.